yellow-green algae

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yel′low-green` al′gae


n.pl.
algae of the phylum Chrysophyta, having mostly yellow and green pigments, occurring in soil, on moist rocks and vegetation, and on ponds and stagnant waters.
[1925–30]
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Noun1.yellow-green algae - any alga of the division Chrysophyta with its chlorophyll masked by yellow pigment
alga, algae - primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves
Chrysophyta, division Chrysophyta - mostly freshwater eukaryotic algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment; yellow-green and golden-brown algae and diatoms: Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae; some classification systems superseded or subsumed by Heterokontophyta
conferva - any of various algae of the genus Tribonema; algae with branching filaments that form scum in still or stagnant fresh water
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Mean biomasses of Cyanophyta, Bacillariophyta, Euglenophyta and Xanthophyta were 0.47 mg/L, 0.95 mg/L, 0.81 mg/L and 0.80 mg/L, respectively (Fig.
Se registraron cinco especies de cianobacterias distribuidas en cinco generos, y 89 especies de microalgas distribuidas en cuatro divisiones: Bacillariophyta (32 generos y 66 especies), Chlorophyta (13 generos y 18 especies), Euglenophyta (3 generos y 4 especies) y Xanthophyta (1 genero y 1 especie) (Tabla 2).
These were Rhodophyta, Euglenophyta, Chrysophyta, Charophyta, Xanthophyta, and Dinoflagellata among algae.
A total of 184 taxa from eight Divisions (Chlorophyta, Bacillariophyta, Euglenophyta, Dinophyta, Chrysophyta, Xanthophyta, Cryptophyta and Cyanobacteria) were encountered in the rivers.
Zygnemaphyta was the most specious group (94 taxa), followed by Chlorophyta (77 taxa), Bacillariophyta (71 taxa), Cyanophyta (20 taxa), Euglenophyta (12 taxa), Chrysophyta (5 taxa), Dinophyta (2 taxa), Cryptophyta (1 taxa) and Xanthophyta (1 taxa).
However, there were only 2 species (genus) for Pyrrophyta, 2 species (genus) for Xanthophyta, and 3 species (genus) for Chrysophyta, accounting for 2.6%, 2.6%, and 3.8% of the total number of algae, respectively, (Figure 2(a)).
spinosa Pascher (Xanthophyta) are typical for non-brackish environments.
The algae in soil--green algae (chlorophyta), yellow-green algae (xanthophyta), and diatoms--can take atmospheric and dissolved C[O.sub.2] and convert it into sugars through photosynthesis.